USB-C is Bad

By Xah Lee. Date: .

USB-C is Universal in Looks Only

The idea of a universal plug is that it is universal. USB-C is universal in looks only. That's worse than just having different plugs. Plugs should be such that, if you can plug it in, it works.

There are many different types of USB-C cables. When you buy, you must have a specific purpose in mind. How to chose USB-C cable:

Here's the major types you want:

60W will do fine. For example, MacBook Air with M1 chip year 2020, its power brick is only 30W. [see M1 MacBook Air]